Indica Dominant Hybrid – 70% Indica / 30% Sativa
Diamond Dust OG is a rare indica dominant hybrid strain (70% indica/30% sativa) created through crossing the classic Sour Bubble X Matrix 2 strains. In the appearance department, this bud totally takes the cake. Diamond Dust OG buds have oversized super fluffy minty green nugs that are spattered with bright orange hairs and completely coated in tiny silvery white crystal trichomes. As you break apart each sticky little nugget, aromas of sweet creamy citrus and fruity herbs are released. This quickly turns pungent and earthy as the nugs are burned, with a light spicy overtone. The flavor of Diamond Dust OG has a sharp citrus overtone that quickly turns savory and creamy upon exhale. The Diamond Dust high is just as delicious as the flavor, with both mind and body effects that will have you kicking back for hours and hours on end. The high has a creeping effect that sneaks up on you before taking hold of your mind and leaving you totally lifted and slightly unfocused. This is accompanied by a relaxing body high that serves to keep you anchored to the world below as your mind soars. Thanks to these effects and its high 27-28% average THC level, Diamond Dust OG is said to be the perfect choice for treating condition such as migraines or headaches, mood swings, depression, chronic fatigue, and chronic stress.
Diamond Dust looks like it is dusted with diamonds. The shimmering coat of trichomes cover large, fluffy, light green buds. Light orange stigmas are woven in to add some complexity to the visual. Overall, the buds look nice, but there isn’t a lot of color or depth with this strain.
Considering the lineage of this strain, it makes sense that it would have a powerful fruity aroma. However, there are some notes of cream and a little bit of diesel as you continue to let the buds breathe. The aroma is bright, yet powerful.
This strain has big citrus notes. It tastes like a cross between a lemon meringue pie and an orange creamsicle. It has a nice sweetness to it, but it is not overpowering. The diesel note adds a complexity that helps round out this strain’s flavor profile.
The user should feel relaxed, yet functional. I had a definite head buzz going on at first. Once that subsided, my body began to relax, and I could feel some pain relief. This strain gives a nice balanced head high that mellows into a slight body high.
Plant physiology: 4.5 feet tall, assuming a three-week veg period. Width is about 2 feet.
Average yield: Total flower weight of 60 grams per sq. ft.
Flowering time: 63 to 70 days
Ideal light-intensity setting: 700 to 900 µmol/m2/s from double-ended HPS fixtures
Water needs: Maintain a volumetric water content of 55% to 60% in the grow medium throughout the flower cycle.
Ideal cultivation temperature: 74 degrees to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during first 56 days of flower; 64 degrees to 70 degrees Fahrenheit during last 7 to 14 days for optimal trichome ripening
Ideal cultivation relative humidity: 55% to 65% relative humidity (RH) during the first 42 days of flower then reduced to 50% to 55% RH during the last 21 to 28 days
Nutrient needs: Diamond Dust performs well in a nutrient formulation with an electrical conductivity (EC) of 2.0 to 2.8.
Cannabinoid profile: Type 1, THC-dominant variety with a decent amount of cannabigerol (CBG) that carried through from the Lemon Haze (sativa) lineage. Diamond Dust generally tests around 21% to 25% THC and 2% CBG, which gives a nice balance to provide a clean and clear high.
Terpene profile: d-Limonene, linalool, ß-caryophyllene, e-nerolidol, ß-pinene, and ß-myrcene gives Diamond Dust a terpene profile that is somewhat a mix of cheese funk and sweet.
Susceptibility to any diseases/conditions: Resistant to powdery mildew (PM) and botrytis
David Holmes launched his first large-scale commercial facility in 2007. Shortly thereafter, Clade9 was formed to meet demand for cultivation experts. Applying his expertise in grow room design and management, Holmes focused on medical marijuana strain breeding. He has developed more than a dozen strains including the Ying Yang, a high-CBD strain with superior seizure-reducing capacities.
Across the U.S., many pet parents fresh off the heels of Independence Day fireworks continue to look for solutions to pet anxiety during noisy or other particularly stressful situations. The federal legalization of hemp-derived cannabinoids took place in December 2018 via the signing into law of The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill). Despite the law’s novelty, a great deal more already has been discovered this year about how cannabidiol (CBD) works for humanity’s furry friends, including amongst the racket and chaos of a fireworks show. Whether doled out in tinctures, treats, or even capsules and topicals, the pet CBD market is diversifying and growing—quickly.
The three things to know about this evolving industry are:
- Pet owners look to CBD to address a range of conditions and symptoms their animals are experiencing—primarily anxiety, followed by pain (particularly joint pain/arthritis), and less commonly for skin conditions, seizure disorders and others.
- Though dogs have dominated the space traditionally, consumers are beginning to purchase more CBD-infused products for their cats, horses, birds and even smaller critters and reptiles.
- As is the case in the human realm, a broad societal backlash against opioids and other pharmaceutical products—largely attributed to associated side effects and costs—has driven many consumers to seek natural health products for their pets as well. Accordingly, interest and revenues in the pet CBD space have blown up post-Farm Bill, as consumers feel more comfortable and better-informed about CBD and its uses. This paves the way for the pet CBD space to grow from a $32 million to a $401 million market over the course of just one year, according to predictive analytics and market research firm Brightfield Group.
Today’s market continues to be hampered by regulatory barriers, such as the FDA’s prohibition of ingestible CBD sales pending the establishment of an official, sanctioned regulatory framework, limitations placed on veterinarians by the DEA, and other state-level laws and policies.
Despite this, Brightfield Group anticipates the market will grow more than twelvefold in 2019 as a number of mass retailers are expected to onboard CBD products before the year is out, launching them into the public eye even more so than they are currently, giving significantly more consumers easy access to product and helping further destigmatize the use of CBD in animals.
Furthermore, in the medium-term, major manufacturers will join the space with tremendous resources and capital at their disposal, helping them more effectively and thoroughly tap into the $18-billion U.S. pet vitamins and supplements market, and further fueling the growth of the pet CBD industry.
When it comes to composites, the Diamond Dust Cannabis strain ranks amongst the elites. All of which is testament to its THC level that enrages between 25% with the possibility of attaining a mouthwatering 27% THC as evident in some dispensaries. Unlike the THC, the CBD content of this strain is less than 1%.
Taste and Flavors
When broken apart, its sticky little nugget comes with aromas of sweet creamy citrus and fruity herbs are released. Also, the strain has the knack of turning pungent and earthy the moment the nugs are lit up in flames. Sandwiched with a light spicy overtone. Unlike the taste, the flavor of the Diamond Dust comes with a sharp citrus overtone surveyed turn savory and creamy upon exhale.
Taking to mind the many attributes associated with the Diamond Dust strain, its ability to give a high is the most recognizable. Also, the strain is potent enough to serve as a panacea for a wide array of ailments. Some of which include
- Muscle spasms
- Mood Swings
Taking to the mind the variation of the strains we know today, these variations aren’t only limited to the strains shape, color, texture, or aroma but also its psychoactive properties and effects. As such, some effects associated with the Diamond is evident in its ability
- To reduce neural activity
- Bring calm to the mind,
- As well as allow sleep to come naturally
For persons using the strain for its recreational uses, the strain can make its users to
- Have a better focus
- A relaxed mindset
- Sandwiched with enough physical energy to get the job done.